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World Events of the 1970s

1970 Beatles break up.
Computer floppy disks introduced.
Kent State shootings kill 4 students. 
1971 London Bridge brought to the US.
VCRs introduced.
1972 "M*A*S*H" premiers on TV.
Mark Spitz wins 7 gold medals.
Terrorists attack at the Olympic Games in Munich.
Watergate scandal begins.
1973 Abortion legalized in US.
Sears Tower built in Chicago.
1974 Patty Hearst kidnapped.
President Richard Nixon resigns.
1975 Arthur Ashe becomes first black man to win Wimbledon.
Microsoft is founded.
1976 Nadia Comaneci receives 7 perfect tens.
North and South Vietnam join to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
1977 Elvis found dead.
Miniseries "Roots" airs.
1978 First test-tube baby born
John Paul II becomes pope.

1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes first female prime minister of Great Britain.
Mother Theresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Sony introduces the Walkman.